Travel News: Week of October 2, 2013

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Passport machine to cut customs wait times at JFK US state department issues global threat warning Passenger told he cannot board EasyJet flight after tweeting complaint Clueless tourist brings loaded gun to 9/11 Memorial Air New Zealand plans charters to fly scientists to Antarctica, land on ice runway Southwest Plans to Devalue Rapid Rewards Points […]

Travel Contests: Week of July 24, 2013

Radicondoli is a tiny Tuscan hill town located 30 minutes south of Florence (Firenze).

This week’s travel contests include: Win a Food and Wine Adventure in Tuscany Win a trip for two to Maui (ends July 28!) Win 3 memorable nights with 5 of your closest friends (flights, rooms, entertainment and trendy restaurant tabs included) Win a 5-night stay from Myths & Mountains at Hacienda Cusin in the Ecuadorian Andes Win […]

Air New Zealand Explorer Pass

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Travelers planning a visit to New Zealand may now find that their plans are a bit easier on the wallet. Air New Zealand has launched the Air New Zealand Explorer Pass. The pass was created to allow those traveling from the USA and Canada to New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands to purchase between […]

Video of the Week: Air New Zealand’s Bear Grylls Safety Video

Air New Zealand’s Bear Grylls Safety Video

Air New Zealand has done it again! They continuously create the most entertaining safety videos so passengers actually listen. And their newest one features adventure traveler Bear Grylls and what’s unique is that the video wasn’t shot on an aircraft.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Premieres in Wellington

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Live from Middle Earth The excitement starts miles away as passengers on Air New Zealand flights are welcomed on board a flight, not to Wellington but to the “Middle of Middle Earth”.  The safety video too is an unexpected briefing and comes with a message from Gandalf. At Wellington Airport’s main terminal a 40 feet […]

Air New Zealand and Delta’s new in-flight safety videos

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Delta This week two airlines with past popular in-flight safety videos released new versions. Delta’s was popular because they had the beautiful “Deltalina” as the lead and her “no smoking” finger shake was the talk of aviation geek websites. Deltalina makes a cameo in the new one but sadly she’s not the lead. New Delta […]

Video of the Week: Air NZ Safety Video

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Most passengers don’t ever watch the in-flight safety video except when they are flying Air New Zealand. Every six months or so they create a video that people watch even when they are not in a captured environment! This time around they used animation and it features voiceovers by Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half […]

Air New Zealand Introduces STRAIGHT UP FARES

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April 1, 2012 Air New Zealand’s domestic airline is proud to introduce STRAIGHTUPFARES™, the next step in the evolution of affordable domestic air travel on sale to anyone who can ‘stand it’. The special fares are part of the airline’s Grabaseat™ promotion. The airline has installed hand holds on the cabin ceilings of selected aircraft […]